Bridgestone Tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 17:55
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Anyone had experience wth D694local made tyres. 275/65R17 .About to put them on the 100 series beore heading off for 7months into WA/NT. I must admit to being swayed by the price of $249 each as opposed to $300 + for most other brands.
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Reply By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 18:09

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 18:09
Hi Fouldsie,
Have 265/65R17 D694s on our NS Pajero. Have just ticked over 34 000 and they still look brand new.
Have included the spare in regular 10 000 km rotations.
We have not done a lot of dirt work to date but have been on some fairly sharp gravel/shale roads and have not suffered cuts or chipping.
Compared to my experience with Coopers in the Kimberley, I am very happy with them.
Your price sounds good.
For what its worth.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: fouldsie - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:17

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:17
Thanks for all the input. Im still a little confused though. The ones I have on order are Aust made 694 ( no white lettering ) but they r not LT as dont do them in 275/65r17.. From replies and other threads appears Aussie made LT are the good ones
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 19:51
I have 693 275/65R17 on my NP Pajero for 90,000 klm of towing. These are the tyres recomended by Bridgestone for towing. I run them at 48psi.

Neil
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Reply By: troopyman - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:38
I love buying 4x4 tyres , but these bridgestone d693s are rubbish . I have had them on the troopy for 5 years and it looks like they will last another 2 on top of the five . Hopeless . Not even any scrubbing . Just rubbish .
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:15
Good to see a useless answer for some one asking a genuine question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Hagar (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:35

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:35
Just fitted D694(265/75/16LT) Ozzi made after 100008km on Jap made D694 same size. Not one problem in that time and two are still in the shed to go on the trailer. Can't complain, and the new ones made by a fellow country man/woman

Hagar
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 05:47

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 05:47
fouldsie,

I'll never use them again although I think mine were the Jap ones. See Thread 58527.
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Reply By: fouldsie - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:14

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:14
Thanks for all the input. Im still a little confused though. The ones I have on order are Aust made 694 ( no white lettering ) but they r not LT as dont do them in 275/65r17.. From replies and other threads appears Aussie made LT are the good ones
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Reply By: RobAck - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 16:06

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 16:06
fouldsie the white lettering is on one side of the tyre and not the other and is the same on both the 693 and 694 tyres. It means nothing in a technical sense.

We have been using both tyres on different vehicles over the last six years with no problems at all and they were not LT and we cover on average over 20,000 kms off bitumen every year into the Simpson and Flinders Ranges

We have been doing durability testing on the Japanese and Australian 694 for nearly a year now and the only way I can't tell which is which is except by checking the sidewall markings. No problems with them at all and they have completed one Simpson crossing and countless trips to the Flinders allong with plenty of highway work

If you fit the new LT version I am sure you will get an excellent run from them. But they are only currently available in 16" sizes not 17" as yet as I understand it.

As will all tyres none are puncture proof! So adjust tyre pressures and driving speed to the conditions and you should be fine

Regards

RobAck
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